Overconsuming processed foods, tobacco, or alcoholic beverages all cause inflammation when done in excess. If you've ever experienced a 'brain fog' the day after eating, drinking, or smoking too much, you have felt the relationship between cytokine signaling and brain function.
CBD is a powerful tool in the battle against inflammation and anxiety because of its interaction with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). CB1 and CB2, two primary receptors activated by CBD, are found in the brain, in the central nervous system, and throughout the immune system. This means that CBD helps balance the systems involved both in inflammation and in mood.
Unlike the common anti-anxiety medication beta-blockers, which reduce symptoms by blocking the effects of a stress hormone, CBD is helping the systems of your body find better homeostasis. It's not just providing relief of symptoms; it's helping the body's systems communicate and balance.
According to a review of studies compiled in 2015, CBD interacts with receptors in the brain that regulate fear and anxiety-induced behaviors. They found preclinical and clinical evidence that CBD can effectively treat a variety of anxiety disorders, including PTSD, OCD, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and general anxiety disorder.
Public speaking can cause anxiety in most people. A 2011 study found that participants who took 600 mg of CBD during a public speaking test were less anxious and reported clearer thinking and less discomfort during their speech.
A review of eight studies published in 2020 showed that CBD can be an effective treatment or complementary treatment for PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and general anxiety disorder. However, they also noted a vast difference in the doses used in studies and called for further research to target the ideal dose to treat anxiety.
Fifty-seven adult males in a 2019 study experienced a significant reduction in anxiety symptoms using 300–600 mg of CBD daily. More studies on dosage are underway.
If you are using CBD for anxiety, you may want to slowly adjust the amount you take to see what works best for you.
Depression affects more than 168 million people worldwide, with the most incidence in high-income countries. Since triggers for inflammation include chronic stress, alcohol abuse, smoking, inactivity, and a diet heavy in processed foods, it's easy to see that lifestyle may contribute in some cases.
Balancing the Brain, Immune System, and Central Nervous System
Unlike many medications, CBDs benefits accumulate in the body and brain over time. Do not expect instant results from a single dose. Instead, commit to regular use over a period of time to measure its effects.
While the effect in CBD studies for most people has been a reduction in anxiety or depression, a small percentage saw their symptoms get worse during treatment. If you feel more anxious or depressed while taking CBD, discontinue use at least for a while.
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